to remove photo from site
The escort posing in a photograph as a cheerleader on
the TCU brick name plate agreed Tuesday to take the
picture off an escort service Web site.
I was not trying to offend anyone, said
Sunny, who declined to give her real name.
I would have taken the picture down sooner but
I was threatened by Detective (Kelly) Ham. If someone
from the admininstration had called and asked me to
take it down because it offended people, I would have
done it sooner.
McDonald Sanders P. C., a law firm that represents the
university, was told it will take three to seven days
to remove the picture from the Web site, attorney Robert
A portion of Christian University on the
brick name plate on Stadium Drive is shown in the picture,
which is part of an advertisement for the escort. Ginsburg
said the universitys reputation is tarnished by
the picture, which he says is an attempt to associate
the university with the escort service.
Sunny said it is a public domain picture.
I was trying to find a pretty background,
she said. I have the cheerleader outfit from high
school and thought that taking the picture was part
of public domain.
The university was planning to send a letter to the
Web site host and the escort, asking them to remove
any TCU likeness from the site. Ginsburg declined to
comment when asked if the law firm still planned to
send the letter.
He said the university wants to avoid drawing attention
to the Web site by filing a lawsuit.
There is a balance against protecting the name
and reputation of the university and an effort against
enhancing her business in her line of work, Ginsburg
said. The chancellor is against furthering her
Web site, Eros-Dallas.com, has a legal disclaimer on
its site disclaiming any legal responsibility for what
advertisers choose to post. Though TCUs full name
is not shown in the picture, the school wants the likeness
removed, Chancellor Victor Boschini said.
Attempts to contact the escort service were unsuccessful.
Sunny, who is a student but declined to say what university
she attends, said she is not a prostitute and has never
had sex with her clients.
Im trying to make a better life for myself
and put myself through school, she said. I
eventually want to be a nurse but right now Im
just trying to get an education. Ive never considered
myself a prostitute. I read that in the paper about
this and I was like whoa.